good flick all-around. tarantino doesn’t really make bad movies though, so i guess it should be taken for granted that this one is no exception. while it’s not as good as pulp fiction or reservior dogs, it does stand on its own. adapted from a book by the same guy (elmore leonard) who did get shorty and a bunch of other book to film projects. the characters are round and superbly played by everyone on the cast. even though deniro is used to playing gangsters and outcasts he is usually a sympathetic character. in this one and a couple others (cape fear, for example) he shines as an ex-con low life without many redeeming characteristics. i think in most of his roles he plays someone you can at least say is competent in what they do (in cape fear you at least see that he’s good at being a smart and creepy ex-con), but in this movie his character is relatively stupid AND a low life. in that respect it’s a different role for him. i’m not one for finding plot holes, but why weren’t the cops trailing pam greer’s character when she was in the mall? seems like that would be s.o.p. when 50K is at stake.